Staff Profile

Jeff Waistell

Senior Lecturer Global MBA

Department of Business and Management

Location:  PG1.11, Wheatley

Telephone:  +44 (0) 1865 485799

E-mail:  jwaistell@brookes.ac.uk


 About Jeff

Jeff's previous experience as a senior manager in public and not-for-profit services and as a consultant in education and management informs his teaching and research.

 Research

Jeff Waistell's main research areas are:

*organisational change (analysing how managers deploy language to shift perceptions and thereby achieve change)

*organisational values (with particular attention to how managers translate values over time)

*aesthetics and sustainability (the aesthetic arguments for environmental protection and sustainable business)

*spirituality (the ways in which managers draw on faiths or other expressions of spirituality to guide organisations).

*pedagogy

Jeff's primary methodology is that of discourse analysis and he has specialised in the use of metaphors and hermeneutics (theory and method of interpretation).

Research groups:

*Research Group for Critical International Studies.

*Centre for Internationalisation of the Curriculum and Inquiry Network.

*Europe Japan Research Centre

 Journal articles

  • Koning, J. and Waistell, J. (2012) 'Identity Talk of Aspirational Ethical Leaders', Journal of Business Ethics, vol. 107, no. 1, pp. 65-77, January, ISSN 0167-4544.

  • Waistell, J. (2011) 'Individualism and collectivism in business school pedagogy: a research agenda for internationalising the home management student', Higher Education Research and Development, vol. 30, no. 5, pp. 595-607, August, ISSN 1469-8366.

  • Waistell, J. (2009) 'The Textual Constitution of Organisational Values', Philosophy of Management, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 41-59, January, ISSN 1473-589x.

  • Waistell, J. (2009) 'Organising Values', Philosophy of Management, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 13-26, January, ISSN 1740-3812.

  • Waistell, J. (2009) 'Management Education: Critically, Dialectically, Metaphorically', International Journal of Management Education, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 73-84, January, ISSN 1750-385X.

  • Waistell, J. (2007) 'Metaphorical Perspectives of Organisational Values', Culture and Organization, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 83-97, January, ISSN 1475-9551.

  • Waistell, J. (2006) 'Metaphorical Mediation of Organizational Change Across Space and Time', Journal of Organizational Change Management, vol. 19, no. 5, pp. 640-654, January, ISSN 0953-4814.

  •  Other publications including books, book chapters and reports

  • Quintas, P., Ray, T., Little, S., Albert, S., Buckingham Shum, S., de Chernatony, L., Skyrme, D., Thomson, A., Waistell, J. (2001) 'Managing Knowledge: a Synthesis', , Open University: Milton Keynes, ISBN 0749277785.

  •  Conferences

  • Waistell, J. (2012) 'Mindfulness Meditation and Praxis'. Paper presented at the 2nd International Association of Buddhist Universities Academic Conference, Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University, Thailand, May.

  • Waistell, J. (2011) ''The Way of Environmental Preservation and Restoration''. Paper presented at the United Nations Vesak Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, May.

  • Waistell, J. (2010) '(An)Aesthetics Of Nature: A Buddhist Ecology For Businesses'. Paper presented at the United Nations Vesak Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, May.

  • Waistell, J. (2009) 'Building a future in a global world: Managing Individual and Communal Knowledge at University and Work'. Paper presented at the Centre for International Curriculum Inquiry and Networking (CICIN) 'Internationalisation of the Home Student', Oxford, UK, June.

  • Haigh, M. and Waistell, J. (2009) 'Engagement with Environmental Action: Comparing Buddhist and Vaishnava Perspectives'. Paper presented at the United Nations Vesak Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, May.

  • Waistell, J. (2008) 'Philosophy of Lay Buddhism and leading organisational change'. Paper presented at the World Lay Buddhist Conference, Seoul, South Korea, October.

  • Waistell, J. (2008) 'What is Nature teaching us?'. Paper presented at the United Nations Vesak Conference, Hanoi, Vietnam, May.

  • Waistell, J. (2005) 'Hermeneutics Into Practice: Organising Values'. Paper presented at the Philosophy of Management Conference, Oxford, UK, July.

  • Waistell, J. (2005) 'Metaphorical mediation of organisational change across space and time'. Paper presented at the 4th International Critical Management Studies Conference, Cambridge, UK, July.

  • Waistell, J. (2005) 'The Role of Mandalas in Manufacturing Corporate Identity'. Paper presented at the 16th Meeting of Standing Conference for Management & Organization Inquiry, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April.

  • Waistell, J. (2003) 'Managing Values'. Paper presented at the Managing Partnerships for Effective Performance, Cambridge, UK, January.

  • Waistell, J. (2001) 'Invited lecture tours of Brazil sponsored by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Brazilian Ministry of Industry and Commerce, and the Universities of Brazilia, Sao Paulo and Amazonas.'. Paper presented at the , Brazil, January.

  • Waistell, J. (2000) 'Invited lecture tours of Brazil sponsored by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Brazilian Ministry of Industry and Commerce, and the Universities of Brazilia, Sao Paulo and Amazonas.'. Paper presented at the , Brazil, January.